Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us; look, and see our disgrace!
Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our homes to aliens.
We have become orphans, fatherless; our mothers are like widows.
We must pay for the water we drink; the wood we get must be bought.
With a yoke a on our necks we are hard driven; we are weary, we are given no rest.
We have made a pact with b Egypt and Assyria, to get enough bread.
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